Projects

Our conservation projects strengthen the link between wetlands, wildlife and people, in the UK and beyond. Find out more about what we do.

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Reconnecting the Severn Vale for migratory fish

Reconnecting the Severn Vale for migratory fish

The Severn is one of the most important rivers in Britain for migratory fish, but much of it is in bad condition. We're working to remove barriers and improve water quality and levels in the Severn Vale.

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Reintroducing common cranes

Reintroducing common cranes

The common crane is a tall bird, extinct here in Britain for 400 years. When a few began to recolonise Britain, WWT's expertise at restoring waterbird populations allowed us to hatch a daring plan to reintroduce them for good.

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Restoring lost farmland ponds

Restoring lost farmland ponds

Farmland ponds are important habitat for wetland wildlife in the agricultural landscape. WWT are working to increase the number of ponds in farmland by helping landowners to restore existing overgrown ponds and create new ones

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Saving the Madagascar pochard

Saving the Madagascar pochard

Madagascar pochards are diving ducks. They are critically endangered. They spend almost all of their time on water and crucially, they feed underwater. This means wetland health and suitability is key to their existence

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Severn Vision

Severn Vision

With the largest tidal range in Europe, a vast array of wildlife, rich cultural heritage and a wild and beautiful landscape, the Severn Estuary is one of the UK’s great natural wonders and a globally important site for nature. But it needs our help

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Slough's urban wetlands

Slough's urban wetlands

WWT is working with the local community in Slough, breathing new life into the neglected Salthill stream and turning their green spaces blue with new wetlands.

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Spoon-billed sandpipers

Spoon-billed sandpipers

The spoon-billed sandpiper is perilously close to extinction. Its numbers recently plummeted to fewer than 200 pairs worldwide. Through monitoring, breeding and protecting its habitat, we hope to stop the decline of this charismatic bird.

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SuDS for schools

SuDS for schools

SuDS are Sustainable Drainage Systems. Climate change and population growth means that standard urban drains are overloaded, flooding homes and polluting rivers. This sustainable solution uses nature to prevent these problems

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